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California Proposes Minimal Sanctions for Low Participation in State Tests In the News

July 20, 2017

In passing a new school accountability law — the Every Student Succeeds Act — Congress gave states more latitude to decide how to use federal education funding, particularly in improving schools serving low-income students and English learners. What hasn’t changed is the requirement for nearly all students to take annual standardized tests — and for states to see that schools and districts comply.

How State ESSA Accountability Plans can Shine a Statistically Sound Light on More Students In the News

June 29, 2017

Equity-oriented groups that want as many students from disadvantaged groups as possible included in the accountability system, including the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Education Trust, have advocated for states to adopt a minimum n-size of 10, whereas since revoked Obama-era accountability regulations allowed states to choose any n-size up to 30.

Guest Column: Step Aside Naysayers; Louisiana School Reforms Winning National Praise In the News

June 27, 2017

In just the last few days two different, well-respected and independent national organizations did something that doesn’t usually receive a lot of publicity. They offered strong praise for Louisiana’s education improvement efforts. So what did those organizations have to say about our education efforts? “Louisiana’s new education plan is one of the most promising in the United States,” said the non-partisan Alliance for Excellent Education.

ESSA Plans for Disadvantaged Students Under Microscope in New Analysis In the News

June 23, 2017

An education advocacy group has rated five states' plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act—and while Louisiana and New Mexico end up look looking pretty good, Colorado and Illinois come out less rosy. The Alliance for Excellent Education, which focuses on college-and-career readiness and students from low-income backgrounds among others, has released "equity dashboards" for those four states, as well as the District of Columbia.

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